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Minuscule Matchbook Art by Joseph Martinez

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Minuscule Matchbook Art by Joseph Martinez

Next time you pick up some matches to light your cigarettes, candles or cannabis, think about doing a little art on them. That’s what Joseph Martinez of Denver, Colorado decided to do one day. Taking some oil paint, he carefully created images of celebrity like figures. Whether it was Boba Fett, Willy Wonka or Rick James, Martinez brought them to life on the inside cover of the matchbook. His ability to create such small figures in a clear way is remarkable. On his website, Josephmrtnz.com, the artist states:

“My work consist of various content. I am unable to constrict myself to any one particular subject. My overall goal is to share my ideas with the the viewer creating some sort of reaction, whether it may be good or bad. I most enjoy the process of the work being created, seeing it come along seems to be what keeps me going. There are hardly if any deep rooted meanings behind my work. I want the viewers to take whatever it is that they would like and decide for themselves.”

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Shawn Saleme

Written by Shawn Saleme



Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 45 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.

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  1. We’re having a show opening for Joseph a week from today, Thursday March 7th at Public in San Francisco. Feel free to drop us a line if you’re interested in previewing/ purchasing art from his newest body of work.

    publicgallerysf@gmail.com

    Trevor

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